November 21, 2012 Subject:
A Chicago Intermediate School 1953
Large junior high school with 4 floors and a rather young principal who spends a lot of time blowing up little issues into big issues. The boy from the hall patrol wearing size 38 pants reminds me of me at about that age when I was all disporportionate for a year or so. That sure was depressing. I looked just as stupid as he does.
Our junior high didn't have a busy library like this one. In fact, we hardly ever went into it and I don't recall even having a librarian in there.
Many of the scenes depict Chicago as certainly one windy ass place. Pretty good film not nearly as boring as others have found it.
November 16, 2012 Subject:
Rules to fall asleep over
Somewhat blah overview of why schools need so many rules. This later Coronet film is nice to look at in color, but I was somewhat glazed over by the story, which tells of a principal's encounters with various students. The only highlight comes with the dream sequence and Allan's peculiar choice of shirt..
Director: Ted Peshak. Cameraman: Dale Sharkey. Writers: Hartley Pfeil, Purcell. Editor: Kay (?). Narrator: Jim Andelin. Educational Collaborator: Marvin D. Glock, Ph.D., Professor in Educational Psychology, Cornell University. Cast: JIM ANDELIN -- "MR. TAYLOR".